American Public University System Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#3544 of 14,131 In the World
#1026 of 2,597 In North America
#957 of 2,496 In the United States
#4 of 26 In West Virginia
#1 of 2 In Charles Town
#987 of 1,068 For Military science
#1895 of 2,495 For Political Science
#3116 of 5,073 For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
100%
Avg. cost to attend
$11,503 /y
Aid receiving
98%
Undergraduates
40,362
Graduates
9,685
Male:Female Ratio
63:37
Control
Private
for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.apus.edu

American Public University System Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

50,047 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

American Public University System has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 26083 (52%)
Black or African American 7730 (15%)
Hispanic 7597 (15%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 3860 (8%)
Two or more races 2171 (4%)
Asian 1311 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 542 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 463 (0.9%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 177 (0.4%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$11,503/year
Average aid awarded
$5,201
Students receiving aid
98%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $9,660
$30-48K $10,885
$48-75K $13,536
$75-110K $13,777
$110K+ $16,569

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $6,840$6,660
Tuition in-state $6,840$6,660
Tuition out-of-state $6,840$6,660
Fee in-district $520$390
Fee in-state $520$390
Fee out-of-state $520$390

American Public University System Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's
Business Administration and Management, General 181 1,273 721
General Studies 1,323 118
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 93 447 93
Intelligence, General 313 226
Homeland Security 327 120
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 399 21
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 242 164
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 6 274 123
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 378
Psychology, General 279 76
Environmental Science 311
Crisis & Emergency & Disaster Management 183 126
History, General 22 84 113
International & Globalization Studies 93 122
Public Health, General 50 101 56
Information Technology 200
Information Technology Project Management 171
Business & Commerce, General 149 8
Early Childhood and Family Studies 157
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 103 20
Securities Services Administration & Management 95 28
Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology & Technician 1 53 64
Legal Studies 78 40
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 55 54
Military History 17 26 50
Child Care Provider & Assistant 92
Political Science and Government, General 60 31
Accounting 60 29
Public Administration 89
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 89
Environmental & Natural Resources Management and Policy, General 84
Forensic Science and Technology 74
Sociology, General 74
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology & Technician 69
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 50
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences, Other 5 44
Accounting Technology & Technician and Bookkeeping 47
English Language and Literature, General 46
Legal Assistant & Paralegal 45
Terrorism and Counterterrorism Operations 43
Computational and Applied Mathematics 40
Management Science 18 22
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 23 16
Fire Services Administration 38
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 37
Fire Science & Fire-fighting 36
Education, General 31
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 31
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 27
Retailing and Retail Operations 6 20
Real Estate 22
Religion & Religious Studies 22
Philosophy 19
Data Modeling & Warehousing and Database Administration 18
History, Other 18
Web & Multimedia Management and Webmaster 17
Health Information & Medical Records Administration & Administrator 12 4
Cultural Studies & Critical Theory and Analysis 14
Explosive Ordinance & Bomb Disposal 14
Public Policy Analysis, General 13
Natural Sciences 12
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 10
Restaurant & Food Services Management 8
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 5
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 5
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 2
Grand Total 2,690 6,052 2,676
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 48% 50% 47%
  • Full-time retention rate - 98%
  • Part-time retention rate - 88%

Publications & Citations

Publications
379
Citations
3,988

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
161 / 1,331
Computer Science
83 / 481
Business
73 / 407
Medicine
59 / 1,019
Political Science
59 / 142
Psychology
44 / 673
Biology
43 / 828
Environmental Science
39 / 683
Mathematics
36 / 1,053
Engineering
34 / 365
Management Information Systems
32 / 269
Economics
30 / 46
Art & Design
29 / 233
Communications and Public Relations
23 / 84
Math Teachers
23 / 1,048
Education Majors
23 / 567
Law
20 / 16
Demography
19 / 266
Health Science
19 / 131
Sociology
19 / 225
Political Economy
15 / 34
Multimedia
13 / 128
Chemistry
13 / 260
History
13 / 3
Physics
12 / 78
Criminology and Criminal Justice
11 / 6
Geography and Cartography
11 / 36
Information Technology
11 / 27
Ecology
10 / 197
Journalism and Digital Media
10 / 71
Healthcare Management (MHA)
10 / 638
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
10 / 22
Project Management
9 / 13
Public Policy / Administration
9 / 29
Cyber Security
9 / 28
Zoology
9 / 264
Engineering Management
8 / 28
Graphic Design
8 / 104
Classics and Ancient History
7 / 1
Public Health
7 / 624

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
2006 5 5
2007 2 5
2008 10 12
2009 5 30
2010 22 77
2011 27 197
2012 18 234
2013 24 388
2014 43 471
2015 38 437
2016 34 521
2017 25 458
2018 28 444
2019 26 703
2020 45 590
2021 52 646

General info

Alternative names American Military University
American Public University
Total FTE staff 1,442
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 111 W Congress St
Charles Town, West Virginia, 25414
United States
City population 7,000
Phone 8774686268